Barbara Bouman Jay
My most recent body of work consists mostly of oil, wax and plaster on panel utilizing a modified fresco technique, 'A Secco'. In my 1300 square foot studio (MUSE Ranch), the paintings are planned as much by my nature as my thoughts, evolving through the application of layered materials, gesture making, dragging and scraping.
A surface is established that is new and exciting and inspires the next journey of rediscovery. I recognize the indeterminate possibilities and outcomes of each piece and act upon impulse and intuition, while maintaining a stylistic coherence, keeping the empty space in my work as important as the space accentuated with marks and shapes.